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8:08 am
Sun July 6, 2014

Teen Killed In Adirondack Bus Crash

A teenage river guide was killed when a bus with 34 people aboard overturned en route to an excursion in New York's Adirondack Mountains.

State police say the 15-year-old was thrown from the bus and died at the scene in Lake Luzerne around 12:30 p.m., Saturday.

They didn't identify or provide further details about the victim. Another person was hospitalized with an ankle injury.

State police say the modified school bus may have had mechanical problems. An investigation is continuing.

WAMC News
10:48 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Stefanik Defeats Doheny In NY-21 GOP Race

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former Bush White House aide Elise Stefanik has won the Republican primary for Congress in northern New York, defeating Matthew Doheny.

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New York News
9:32 am
Sun May 4, 2014

Schumer Asks FDA To Block Powdered Alcohol

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is asking the Food and Drug Administration to prevent a powdered alcohol from reaching store shelves this fall, saying that it would become "the Kook-Aid of teen binge drinking."

The New York Democrat in a letter says the product Palcohol can be mixed with water, sprinkled on food or even snorted and easily concealed.

Palcohol's parent company Lipsmark disagrees, saying it would be painful to snort and will be sold under the same restrictions as liquid alcohol.

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New England News
9:11 am
Sun May 4, 2014

Connecticut Lawmakers Pass Budget Deal

Credit Matthew Trump

Connecticut lawmakers have passed an approximately $19 billion budget crafted by the Democrats.

The Senate approved the deal on a 21-15 vote early Sunday morning. About an hour earlier, the House had approved the same agreement. The budget bill now moves to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who is expected to sign it into law.

The deal was reached just days after revelations that the state's projected budget surplus had plunged.

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New England News
9:15 am
Sat April 26, 2014

Prom-date Rejection Investigated In Connecticut School Killing

Police have charged a 16-year-old boy with murder in the fatal stabbing of a fellow student inside a Connecticut high school.

Milford police said the defendant was charged Friday as a juvenile offender. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in New Haven and could later be charged as an adult.

Police also executed a search warrant at the home of the suspect, whose name has not been released because of juvenile offender laws.

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New York News
6:28 am
Sat April 26, 2014

NY Congressman Facing Federal Charges

The attorney representing Republican U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm says he's not surprised his client is facing federal criminal charges.

Attorney William McGinley says Friday that federal prosecutors intend to charge his client after more than two years of investigation plagued by "malicious leaks, violations of grand jury secrecy, and strong-arm tactics."

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New England News
8:11 am
Sun April 20, 2014

Body Confirmed As Missing Fitchburg Boy

The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway in Massachusetts is confirmed as that of a missing 5-year-old.

Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. says the body found Friday off Interstate 190 in Sterling has been positively identified as Jeremiah Oliver of Fitchburg. No charges were immediately announced related to Jeremiah's death.

He was last seen by relatives in September but wasn't reported missing until December.

Early said in a statement Saturday that the autopsy report is not complete and the investigation is continuing.

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New York News
8:12 am
Sat April 19, 2014

Mother, Son Die In Saratoga Car Crash

New York State Police say a mother and her 30-year-old son have been killed after the car they were driving went off the shoulder of a road, got airborne and slammed into a tree.

Troopers say in a statement Friday that Mervyn Albert of Schenectady was driving a 2005 Mazda too fast in the town of Saratoga when he lost control, ran off north shoulder and hit the tree.

Troopers say the accident occurred at about 2:30 p.m.

They say 56-year-old mom Angeli Persaud was in the passenger seat. The two family members were pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner.

New England News
6:23 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Man Held In Boston Marathon Hoax

BOSTON (AP) — Police in Boston have not released the identity of a man accused in a bombing hoax near the Boston Marathon finish line.

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WAMC News
10:13 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Marathon Finish Line Scare

BOSTON (AP) — Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon's finish line. They say they've taken a man into custody in connection with them.

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